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Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Legit old school northern Rhone. Dark, earthy, violet, licorice, rosemary, meat and crushed stones. Ripe and juicy, but with a floral lift and crunch on the finish. All the usual caveats apply (aerate, eat something) but very complete — a day ago

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Domaine Alain Burguet

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2008

A rich cardinal in colour. Red fruits - mainly cherry with sappiness and Sous Bois. Quite fruit driven on the medium plus bodied palate - sweetish - delicious. Finishing with fine savoury tannins. Inherent power which will see the last one consumed in a few years. I don’t drink Grand Crus on a regular basis but it’s nice to see the step up in quality when one does. Wonderful balance with wonderful persistence and longevity. — 7 days ago

Severn, Paul and 23 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Origines Chateauneuf -du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2013

Developing very well! Creamy blueberry and BlackBerry aromas. BlackBerry, plum, charcoal, and tobacco notes. Excellent and no rush to drink. — 2 days ago

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Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Les Malconsorts Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2007

Dark fruit. Sweet edges, some gnarly undergrowth and brambles. Lovely interesting fruit. Dark cherry, violets. Really good stuff. — 15 days ago

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Domaine Alain Michelot

Vieilles Vignes Nuits St. Georges Pinot Noir 2008

Nose has juiced red cherries in stainless steel tank, dried grape vine, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dry potting soil with trailing alcohol (13% ABV, seems more to us).

Palate has tannic cherry, ripe black currant, dried blackberry and steely notes. Still showing somewhat aggressive tannins, likely looking for another 10+Y in bottle or more extensive decanting time. We have noticed some mellowing of the more outlier traits in the past hour.

Decanted 4H.
— a day ago

Vanessa, Paul and 32 others liked this

Alain Gras

Vieilles Vignes Auxey-Duresses Pinot Noir 2017

Delicious, dark fruit, dense, tight, good length.

Superbe Auxey encore une fois de Alain Gras, fruits noirs, assez plein, savoureux et sérieux à la fois. 90-91
— 16 days ago

Severn, Kimberly and 6 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Terrasses de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

Wild flowers and herbs on the nose. Candied red fruits on the palate mixed with a bitterness that is a bit off-putting. Hot alcohol with residual sugar. Medium tannins with a candy finish. Underwhelming at this price.

89+ points
— 5 days ago

Eric, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Le Crétacé Tavel Grenache Noir Blend Rosé 2019

Very nice! Nose of summer berries. Body shocked me a bit, a little heavier than I expected - but absolutely lovely! This will be a summer staple with grilled beef or smokey chicken. — 20 days ago

Alex, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2015

Following that poor showing Scavino we needed a sure thing. Hudelot Noellat Vosne village delivered the goods ! Spicy, floral, red fruits, medium bodied, elegant but with the vintage richness. Excellent now, probably much better in 3 to 5. — a day ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Alexandre Pagliano Thanks. I am sure people are annoyed I always request that. The reason I do it is because I own some of these wines and I’d like to know if it’s the vintage I own or might be thinking of purchasing. I appreciate people like yourself who take the time to amend their posting.👍🏻
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We do the same and honestly does not annoy me at all. Actually good for us as well, we have other bottles of same wine and its a great tracking. Do you have the 15 ? Not our favorite vintage but HN managed to pull an elegant vosne that does not taste like the over rich we normally see from 15.
Ira Schwartz

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@Alexandre Pagliano I have the ‘02 &’05. HN is a producer I wish I had more of.

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2014

Fresh and bright. Red fruit, spice, olive and pepper. Integrated tannins. Very nice expression of Syrah and good qpr. — 17 days ago

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